Photoshop Beginning: Photoshop Essentials

at Accelerate Computer Training - Long Beach

Course Details
$1,095 4 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Oct 05, 9:00am - Oct 07, 4:00pm Pacific Time (3 sessions)

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Long Beach, Other Suburbs/Cities
200 Pine Ave Ste 280
Btwn E 3rd St & E Broadway
Long Beach, California 90802
Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 5
Teacher: Beverly Houwing

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this photoshop class:

In this three-day class taught by an Adobe Certified Instructor, you will learn all of the essential concepts and techniques needed to use Photoshop efficiently, including understanding the interface, workspaces and image file formats. You will learn how to size images appropriately for print or web use, use Adobe Bridge to browse and organize images, learn to crop and straighten images, use layers and apply color, make and save selections, transform pixels, and create spectacular type effects. You will also learn the art of correcting and retouching images.


This class is designed for people with good computer skills, but no prior Photoshop experience is required.


Application Overview
  • Photoshop interface and workspaces
  • image file formats and compression
Image Production
  • sizing files for print and web
  • production workflow
Adobe Bridge
  • understanding workspaces
  • enhanced file management and automation
  • getting around in the Navigator panel
  • zooming in and out, using the Hand tool
  • navigation shortcuts
The Crop and Measure Tools
  • cropping images
  • fixing perspective
  • straightening images and adding canvas
  • types of layers
  • creating, reordering, linking and moving layers
  • grouping and locking layers
  • automatic layer alignment and blending
  • using the Swatches Palette
  • CMYK safe colors/output in RGB
  • using the color sliders to choose colors
  • choosing custom and spot colors
Selection Tools
  • using the basic selection tools: Marquee and Lasso
  • quick selection and refine edge
  • selecting by color, using the Magic Wand 
  • adding and subtracting from selections
  • filling selections with colors
  • saving selections as channels
  • understanding channels vs. layers
  • feathering selections
Moving and Transforming Pixels
  • using the Move tool 
  • using the Free Transform command
  • moving pixels vs. moving selections
  • blending modes
Text and Type Effects
  • using the Text tool and warping text
  • blending type and images
  • using layer styles
Layer Masks
  • creating and applying layer masks
  • refining edges
  • creating layer masks from a selection
  • clipping masks
  • adjusting masks and layers using Properties panel
  • smart ojects and smart filters
Image Adjustment and Color Correction
  • using adjustment layers
  • black and white conversion
  • using the Clone Tool and Pattern Stamp
  • healing brushes, Patch and Red Eye tools
  • using the Liquify filter
  • using Burn, Dodge and Saturate tools

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

You may cancel or reschedule a class registration at least seven days prior to the class without incurring any penalty. After seven days, we may charge a penalty of up to 100% of the registration cost.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:00am - 4:00pm Pacific Time Beverly Houwing 3 $1,095
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Oct 06 9:00am - 4:00pm Pacific Time Beverly Houwing
Wed, Oct 07 9:00am - 4:00pm Pacific Time Beverly Houwing
9:00am - 4:00pm Pacific Time Beverly Houwing 3 $1,095
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Nov 10 9:00am - 4:00pm Pacific Time Beverly Houwing
Wed, Nov 11 9:00am - 4:00pm Pacific Time Beverly Houwing

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